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Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) speaks as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) looks on during a press conference about student debt outside the U.S. Capitol on February 4, 2021 in Washington, D.C. News
To 'Ensure Justice and Accountability for Police Brutality,' Pressley Leads New Bill to End Qualified Immunity
"There can be no justice without healing and accountability, and there can be no true accountability with qualified immunity."
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The reality of college tuition debt was on display at the Northeastern University graduation at the TD Garden in Boston on May 3, 2019. (Photo: Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) News
Biden 'Can and Must Go Big,' Say Progressives Urging President to #CancelStudentDebt
"Far more than $10,000 in cancellation is required to provide aid that 44 million families and the economy need."
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Iranian medical personnel cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for an elderly woman who has infected by the new coronavirus disease in a COVID-19 section of the Rasoul-e-Akram hospital in western Tehran at midnight on December 14, 2020. (Photo by Morteza Nikoubazl/NurPhoto via Getty Images) News
Citing 'Moral and Public Health Imperative,' Progressive Lawmakers Press Biden on Sanctions Relief
The 27 Democrats called for "much-needed and overdue changes to the way we use sanctions as a foreign policy tool."
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"Our study adds to the mounting evidence that air pollution from ongoing dependence on fossil fuels is detrimental to global health," said co-author Eloise Marais. (Photo: Marcel Kusch/picture alliance via Getty Images) News
Study Shows Fossil Fuel Pollution Killed 8.7 Million People in 2018—Almost One-Fifth of Global Deaths
"Now more than ever we can see the healthier, more just and sustainable world that climate actions can deliver," said one Harvard doctor.
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Members of the National Guard assist police officers in dispersing protesters who are gathering at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Pro-Trump protesters entered the U.S. Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation's capital during a joint session Congress to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) News
Bernie Sanders Says Trump 'Directly Responsible' for Insurrection Effort
"Trump will go down in history as the worst and most dangerous president in history."
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A pro-Trump marauder howls in the gallery of the U.S. Senate Chamber during a deadly invasion of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) News
Citing 'Open Sedition,' Rep. Ilhan Omar Vows Trump Impeachment Resolution
"Today, I watched as armed terrorists stormed the United States Capitol," the Minnesota congresswoman wrote. "We should not mince words about what this was: a coup attempt."
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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) heads to the Senate floor of the Capitol building on December 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. McConnell said today the Senate would “begin a process” to consider bigger Covid-19 relief, from the recently passed $600 per person to $2,000. (Photo: Tasos Katopidis/Getty Images) News
As New Jobless Figures Show 'Massive Pain on the Eve of the New Year,' Dems Rip McConnell for Stonewalling $2,000 Relief Checks
"It's more than a stimulus check," admonished Rep. Barbara Lee. "It's a survival check."
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Wearing a face mask to reduce the chance of transmission of the coronavirus, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) arrives at the U.S. Capitol for a vote May 18, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) News
Warren Leads Call for DOJ to Probe 'Frenzied and Unprecedented' Spree of Federal Executions Under Trump
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, despite public health concerns, the Trump administration ended a 17-year hiatus on federal executions.
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In an effort to seal off the revolving door between special interests and government, Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) recommended that President-elect Biden enact "a total ban on lobbyists employed by corporations from serving in the administration, especially at executive agencies they lobbied." (Photos: Kena Betancur/Getty Images (L) and Karen Bleier/AFP via Getty Images) News
After Four Years of 'Outright Grift' Under Trump, Trio of Democratic Senators Urges Biden to 'Padlock the Revolving Door'
To improve outcomes for people in the United States, the lawmakers wrote, the next administration must "stop special interests from profiting off of the public service of government officials."
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A woman checks her cell phone as she waits in line to enter the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C on November 29, 2017 for a hearing on Carpenter v. United States. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) News
ACLU Sues to Find Out How and Why Federal Agencies Are Accessing Americans' Cell Phone Location Data
"We're suing to bring some much-needed transparency to these disturbing practices," explained one ACLU staff attorney.
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